Addressing Consumers’ Top Electric Vehicle Hesitations

Summary: Electric cars are becoming more popular yet some people still feel they are not worth the investment. Addressing some of the most common hesitations consumers have can help them make smart investments.

Gas cars are still incredibly popular but over the past few years’ electric cars have gained a solid amount of popularity. As with any new technology, be it video wall systems or a smart watch, you will inevitably find people who are hesitant to give it a try. You would not buy a house without doing your research and it makes sense that purchasing a car would not be much different. Weighing the pros and cons are crucial if you want to be certain that spending the money is a justifiable decision.

If you are on the fence about making the switch to an electric vehicle you should research some of the major hesitations other consumers have.

Slow Charging

One of the main benefits of having an electric car is having the ability to plug it in at the end of the day, similar to how you would your phone. Like a system, unplugging it simply cuts the power. When you wake up your car should be fully charged and ready to go. However, you might need to charge your car away from home if you forgot to charge it the night before or if you are going on a long trip. There is no denying that gas is faster than charging but there is a misconception that it can take several hours to charge up. Some of the faster chargers can fill the battery halfway in around twenty minutes and just over an hour to charge it completely.

Furthermore, most car chargers on the road can be found on popular roads. If you are on a road trip and need to power up, you can keep your car plugged in while you use the bathroom, grab a snack, or take a nap. As long as you are not far from a popular road you should not run into any major problems.

Not Enough Range

Whenever you leave the house you want to make sure you will not end up stranded on the side of the road. When a standard car is low on gas you can simply fill it up at any gas station. Although gas vehicles will typically have longer ranges than electric cars, the ranges offered by modern hybrid and electric cars are getting better each year. Some fully electric cars can go over 300 miles on a single charge, which should be more than enough to get you through your daily commute and other errands you might have.